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Old 10-08-2004, 10:00 AM   #436
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Danjoy25..... I have heard around January for the Factory team, but I think it will really depend on how long it takes to get any tooling done to make some of the parts. The last page off the manual has a list of factory team up grades for the TC4 but I haven't seen any them yet.

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i think the ft will come out in september and the rtr in january
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Old 10-08-2004, 11:10 AM   #438
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Default I hope the aluminum FT option blocks...

will be slim lined and have a great finsh like the HPI ones. They are expensive so they better have great fit/finish.
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Old 10-08-2004, 11:18 AM   #439
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The Factory team kit will not be released until next season.
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I've read through most of this thread but haven't noticed whether anyone has touched on the camber link ball stud on the steering knuckle - has that been modified?

That was always a problem for me - the thing always stripped out, making the steering sloppy. . .I know there are ways to strengthen it, but I was wondering if AE has improved it. . . couldn't see from pics and didn't see mention. . .
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Boomer - unfortunately I don't think so.
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whoopass, great to0 hear the kits are comin earlier. All I can do right now is stare at my TC3/4. and imagine what it might be doing. Can't wait to hit the track tomorrow

x-ray-tony, no I didn't get it from any site

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Boomer.....I see your concern with the ball stud stripping out of the knuck mount. Unfortunatly there wasn't any changes besides adding another mounting whole to it.
A quick fix for me was to use a longer ball stud and secure a nut to the end. I use aluminum ones(nuts that is)

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The steering knuckle is different however the way the ballstud attaches is the same.
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Danjoy25..... I have heard around January for the Factory team, but I think it will really depend on how long it takes to get any tooling done to make some of the parts. The last page off the manual has a list of factory team up grades for the TC4 but I haven't seen any them yet.

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If you guys remember when the TC3 came out, there were only 2 kits the Team and Racer. ALL the "Factory Team" parts were available seperately but at the same time, so you could build a Factory Team TC3 even though there wasn't one available as a kit. Associated did the same thing with the B4 and T4. I think that it would be safe to assume that all the Factory Team stuff would be available at or around the launch date of the TC4.
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I agree that all the Factory Team parts should be available with the release of the TC4. I might be wrong about the release date on the Factory team kit.

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I've read through most of this thread but haven't noticed whether anyone has touched on the camber link ball stud on the steering knuckle - has that been modified?

That was always a problem for me - the thing always stripped out, making the steering sloppy. . .I know there are ways to strengthen it, but I was wondering if AE has improved it. . . couldn't see from pics and didn't see mention. . .
that happened so much to me, i started tapping where the stud threads to. hasn't happened since! must be the difference of using the tap to create threads instead of ramming the stud in.
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didn't realize there was a tap set that small. Or is it custom?
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Re: Ball stud in steering block. The mounting system is the same....however, the hole that the ball stud drives into has been tightened up to help reduce the 'slop' effect after inpacts....
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what is the apart number for the AE teflon bearing kit for the TC3. I can't seem to find them at any distributor. Price & etc.
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